William Barr is abetting "most authoritarian President" Trump in "cover-up,' says Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein
Veteran journalist and author Carl Bernstein — part of the reporting team responsible for cracking the Watergate scandal — accused Attorney General William Barr on Sunday of abetting President Donald Trump in a “cover-up,” arguing that Trump is probably “the most authoritarian president” in the history of the United States.
“We find ourselves in this situation, right now, because there is an ongoing cover-up by the president of the United States,” alleged Bernstein, who was part of The Washington Post investigative team that was instrumental in reporting on the Watergate scandal that ultimately led to former President Richard Nixon’s 1974 resignation. “It’s obvious to anyone that watches, anyone who looks at the facts, reads the Mueller report, the obstruction part particularly, we are in the midst of a continued cover-up by the president, aided [and] abetted by the attorney general of the United States.”
The journalist said that ongoing tensions in Washington are not a “constitutional crisis” but a “systemic crisis.” He argued that the situation is “challenging whether our institutions are able to function in this country to deal with a president of the United States who is unique in our history, who has nothing but contempt for Democratic traditions and the rule of law.”